Students may receive credit for work experience related to their major field or to
their established career goal. Seminars and individual conferences are scheduled at
convenient times during the semester to assist the student in establishing learning
objectives related to the student's employment. Students are given appropriate assignments
related to the stated objectives and graded in accordance with the college's established
grading system. As an alternative, related instruction classes meeting one hour per
week, usually in the evening, are available for those students who prefer or need
a more structured learning process. Four units of credit for 300 hours worked per
semester may be earned by students with jobs related to their academic or occupational
majors or goals. May be repeated for credit up to 16 units. This limitation applies
to Occupational Cooperative Education work experience courses offered within the SMCCCD.
Pass/No Pass Only
- Work Experience hours/semester: 300
Prerequisites: Permission of the NETX Cooperative Education Supervisor, concurrent enrollment in
a planned vocational program, and employment in a college-approved job directly related
to the student’s academic major.